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My name is Maroly González-Pérez. I’m an undergraduate student from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus, and a junior student in the major of Forensic Science with a minor in Industrial Chemistry. I consider myself a dedicated student with a lot of interest in learning more about science and how the world works. My skills are focused in the area of mathematics and science. I’m a member of a student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) of the university. I have experience working in the chemistry laboratory, handling basic equipment and performing basic techniques.
In 2012 with the SUAGM Pre-College Research Program I develop two scientific research using bioinformatics tools to analyze the human genome and how mutations in a specific protein can provoke a genetic disorder. The objectives where to analyze multiple sequence alignments of the selected species, construct and compare phylogenetic trees, and visualize the 3D model of the protein. The first one, entitled Study and Analysis of FMRP, I analyzed the cause in protein level of the disease Fragile X Syndrome. The second research was Bioinformatics Analysis of Neurofibromin and Merlin Proteins. In this project using the same methodology I studied the genome of the diseased Neurofibromatosis. At the end of the period, I had the opportunity to present my results in two different symposia one in May 2012 and the other in December 2012. In both I was evaluated by judges of the scientific area.
In August 2015 I had the opportunity to be part of a research in the chemistry area with the Undergraduate Research Program of the Inter-American University of PR, Bayamon Campus. The objectives of the research consisted in analyzing qualitative and quantitative elements of synthetics and natural fibers, polyester and cotton with ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. In November 2015 I presented my progress in a poster entitled Characterization of fibers with Infrared Spectroscopy. Then in March 5, 2016 I presented the research in the Jr Technical Meeting 2016 on Ponce, PR.
I always have dreamed to participate in opportunities that would help me improve my knowledge and scientific experience, increasing my academic achievements and my professional development as a researcher. My goals are to become a forensic scientist specialized in the area of chemistry. I’ll continue my graduated and post graduate studies in nuclear chemistry with the goal to work and developed new discoveries in the field of nuclear energy.
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